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9 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Justin Tuggle


#9 Justin Tuggle
Redshirt Junior
6-3 | 227
Alpharetta, Ga.



Position: Quarterback

Previous Colleges: Boston College; Blinn Junior College

Projection: Third-String

Status: On Scholarship

Justin DuJian Tuggle (b. Jan. 4, 1990) has a lot of people believing he can be the starter at quarterback at some point this season, but from what I saw in the spring game, I just don't see it. He's not Michael Bishop, folks.

That's not to say he can't be an effective backup or that he can't push Collin Klein to become a better starter. He is the son of the famed Jessie Tuggle, after all.

I fully expect that Tuggle made great strides in fall camp from where he was in April. I just don't think it will be enough.

Bill Snyder values experience above most everything else, unless you're a freak athlete like Bishop was.

Klein has more of it than any other quarterback on the roster, followed closely by Sammuel Lamur, who's been in the system just as long. It's too bad Tuggle already used his redshirt; I'd love for him to sit out this year and have two left.